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UPDATED: The measure cleared a joint committee after additional safeguards were added. It now heads to a vote of the full House.
House lawmakers deferred a vote on the measure until Wednesday.
Lawmakers supporting the measure say people deserve the right to choose how they end their lives in terminal cases.
Despite the difficulties of attending legislative hearings in person in Hawaii these House committee chairs have nixed televising their hearings.
A new study by a public interest law firm says Hawaii is the worst in the nation when it comes to timely decisions on open records and open meetings issues.
Advocates for the elderly say unannounced inspections are long overdue but state officials foresee problems.
The rash of deaths on Maui, predominantly visitors, has elected officials searching for solutions.
The common practice of not releasing testimony to the public until an hour before a hearing has one Republican lawmaker pushing for change.
In Hawaii’s hugging culture, it’s hard to tell when the traditional hug and kiss is innocent or inappropriate.
With polls consistently showing public support for the concept, legislators look to give the issue another go this session.
UPDATED Attorney General Doug Chin says he’ll decide if he’ll take the job by Friday.